Tibet over Mt. Everest Basecamp - 10 Days

Tibet Tours over Mount Everest to Nepal

Tibet overland inclusive Mount Everest tours specially designed to explore the Tibetian’s culture and Mount Everest base camp in the roof of the world. The majority of this trip will be spent traveling the Friendship Highway, home to some of the most breathtaking scenery this side of heaven. Our route will lead us through seven days of rugged beauty. Along this journey, we will pass through spectacular mountain peaks, numerous Tibetan settlements, and more ancient monasteries than you could imagine. We will have plenty of opportunities to explore this wealth of natural and cultural allure. While in Gyantse and Shigatse we even immerse ourselves in the Buddhist culture. The first four days of Tibet Tours over Mount Everest to Nepal journey, we will be spending in the old city of Lhasa. This time will allow for excellent sightseeing and proper acclimatization.

The awe-inspiring Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple will be some of the mains sites we see while in Lhasa. Soon after we will depart in four-wheel-drive Toyota Land cruisers.  Along the amazing Friendship Highway, we will stay in first-rate yet traditional Tibetan hotels every step of the way. The highlight of this trip for many is our visit to the base camp of Everest. The sheer brilliance of this mountain is something that must be seen first hand to be truly appreciated. You will be blown away by its beauty and astronomic size. Moreover, this Tibet Tours over Mount Everest to Nepal will guarantee to be the memory of a lifetime. Tibet ‘s awe-inspiring landscape, mountain views, and vibrant Buddhist culture are unparalleled in this world.

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN LHASA | 3,650m

Arriving in Lhasa, an ancient holy city of Tibet. To travel to Lhasa you need to obtain a special permit from the Chinese Government and that is possible to travel via Mailand or from Kathmandu only.

Meet and greet by our Tibetan travel guide and the team at Lhasa airport or at the train station. Then transfer to the hotel in Lhasa and remaining day for acclimatization in Lhasa

Accommodation Bed

Day 2
JOKHANG TEMPLE, - BARKHOR BAZAR & SERA MONASTERIES

Morning breakfast at your hotel. Then our representative will pick you up from hotel and take you to explore the Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. During the sightseeing you will also have an opportunity to shop for your Tibetan souvenirs in Barkhor Bazar, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind with our guide not to miss it.

Accommodation Bed and Breakfast

Day 3
POTALA PALACE AND DREPUNG MONASTERY

Enjoy your morning breakfast. We have scheduled your daily activities without any pressure as you are landing in highland of 3,680mt. You need to have acclimatization as your daily sightseeing and overnight would be more in higher and higher altitude in next days. So as longest you acclimatize yourself in Lhasa you would be having comfort travel in next days. A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa ‘s cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery . Once the world’s largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundreds of years. Relax the remaining day and overnight in Lhasa.

Accommodation Bed and Breakfast

Day 4
LHASA - GYANTSE 3,950M | BY ROAD 261 KM

Breakfast at your hotel and begin our overland journey culminating in Kathmandu, Nepal. One of the first sites we will see while travelling along the majestic Friendship Highway is the Khamba La Pass. The breathtaking view at Khamba La allows one to see all the way to the summit of Nazin Kang Sa, turquoise coloured Yamdrok Lake. Truly an amazing view and travel experience! While continuing westward we will travel over the Karo La, a high pass surrounded by stupendous glaciers. The rest of the day will spent enjoying the many magnificent valleys and exquisite Tibetan villages we pass through. The day will end in the town of Gyantse. We will spend the night in a hotel in this historical city.

Accommodation Bed and Breakfast

Day 5
GYANTSE 3950M - SHIGATSE 3,900M | BY ROAD 90KM

Have your breakfast at hotel. First thing in the morning we will visit Gyantse Dzong. This fort dates back to the fourteenth century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyantse and the surrounding valley. Before leaving the Gyantse we will also visit the famed Gyantse Kumbum. This magnificent tiered structure is the largest stupa in all of Tibet . If the exquisite gold dome is not enough, this stupa is packed with Tibetan sculptures and paintings. Our drive today would be only 90 km, which takes us to the second largest city in Tibet. Shigatse is a laid back city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. As a group we will explore the local market and the Tahilhumpo Monastery. Tahilhumpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and was able to last through the Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. It is a great pleasure to spend some time exploring the busy cobbled lanes twisting around these ancient buildings.

Accommodation Bed ad Breakfast

Day 6
SHIGATSE 3,900M - SHEGAR ( NEW TINGRI ) 4,050M | BY ROAD 244KM

After breakfast, we will proceed for our sights today. The views of this desert plateau provide for wondrous entertainment as we travel along the Friendship Highway. This stretch is some of the most spectacular landscape in Tibet. After passing through the small town of Lhatse we will cross Gyatmso La, the highest pass on our journey. The land quickly descends to plains after Gyatmso La. While traveling through the plains we will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and secluded monasteries. We will overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation Bed ad Breakfast

Day 7
SHEGAR 4,050M - RONGBUK 5,000M | BY LAND 68KM

Enjoy your morning breakfast with beautiful cinerary. Then we need to proceed our tours leaving Shegar. We will travel only a short while before turning off the Friendship Highway. Our four-wheel-drive vehicles will take us South towards the main Himalayan range while passing over Pang La. The view from the top of Pang La is truly stunning. One is able to see all the way from Makalu to Shishapangma. In the afternoon we will descend into the Rongbuk valley and Everest will jump quickly into view. This is your first chance to catch a glimpse of this awe-inspiring mountain. We will spend the night at the Guest House.

Accommodation Bed ad Breakfast

Day 8
TINGRI 4390M - ZHANGMU 2,300M | BY LAND 181KM

After breakfast, tours continue along the Friendship Highway we will leave Tingri and cross the Lalung La and the Shung La, two more incredible passes. The views from these passes are breathtaking once again. While standing on these passes one is surrounded by grandiose mountains such as Shishpangma, Cho Oyu, Gauri Shankar, and many more. In the afternoon we begin descending from the arid Tibetan plateau to a small town of Zhangmu. The Zhangmu is much lower in elevation and as a result, is much lusher and greener than what we have experienced so far. The Zhangmu Friendship Hotel provides great rooms to relax and rest on one of our last nights.

Accommodation Bed ad Breakfast

Day 9
ZHANGMU 2,300M - KODARI - KATHMANDU 1,400M | BY LAND 123KM

After breakfast, we will leave Zhangmu in the morning and head to the Nepalese border. The Friendship Bridge lies at the Border of China and Nepal and is the only a few kilometers from Zhangmu. It spans the impressive Bhote Koshi River. Sadly we must say goodbye to the beautiful highland of Tibet and to our Tibetan teams. Our Nepalese team will meet you at the immigration Control in Kodari and assist you with all the re-entry formalities. The duration of drive from Kodari to Kathmandu which lies only five hours away to the south depends on the season. Unfortunately during the monsoon, even roads can be blocked and we might need to overnight on the way or way or wait until road gets cleared. After reaching in Kathmandu, overnight in hotel. The next day you either can continue your tours in Nepal or fly out to home country.

Accommodation Bed ad Breakfast

Day 10
DEPARTURE

Have your breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu. It depends on your travel plan. Either you can continue with one of our Culture Tours, Mountain Experience or Buddhism Experience. Please kindly check the suitable package for your Nepal part in our Inbound Tours which includes for Nepal. If you want to depart on the day, our representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop in Airport to continue your flight to the home country.

Accommodation Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 9 Nights Twin / Double Sharing room accommodation with daily breakfast in Tibet
  • 1 Night Twin / Double sharing room accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • English speaking expert Tour Guide for Tibet side and English Speaking expert team for Nepal.
  • All the Sights and Monasteries Entry Fees as per the Itinerary.
  • Four-wheelers Land cruiser transport during the transfer from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
  • One way Air China TKT from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Visa procedures, Visa fees for Tibetan part
  • All the service charges and VAT inclusive for Tibet and Nepal

Exclusions

  • Personal health insurance & travel insurance
  • Nepalese visa fees which are payable upon arrival in Airport
  • International Airport TAX if applicable .li>
  • The beverages & meals not included in Itinerary
  • Personal Expenses such as Liquor, Laundry, room Services, phone calls, etc
  • Tips to driver, camera fee ( still/ Video ) any portage at the airport
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/ cancellation/ hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.

Trip Weather Forecast

Lhasa13°CCloudy
SUNRISE07:00
SUNSET20:59 CST
Feels like: 13°CWind: 3km/h SHumidity: 92%Pressure: 1003.4mbarUV index: 0
Hourly Forecast5:00 H13°C6:00 H13°C7:00 H14°C8:00 H15°C
Daily Forecast
Sat23/12°C
Sun23/13°C
Mon24/13°C
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Tibet over Mt. Everest Basecamp

Trip Facts

  • 9 Days
  • 2 - 12 Persons
  • Private and Group Tour
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, 72KM long freshwater Yamdrok Holiy Lake, Kyichu valley and Gampala Pass, and Mount Noejing Kangsang (7,191m) and Mt. Everest
  • 4,470m
  • Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA)

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